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Family Environment Is Important For the Healthy Development of Children: Madhya Pradesh Governor Shri Patel

Bhopal, Friday, March 4: Madhya Pradesh Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel today said that family environment is very important for the healthy development of children. The mutual relationship between parents has a great impact on the child’s mind. In this regard, initiative should be taken by the Commission for Protection of Child Rights regarding how to have healthy upbringing of children in the family. He said that innocent children suffer in husband-wife disputes. The family environment should be pleasant and healthy. Society should also consider this.

Governor Shri Patel was addressing after inaugurating the workshop on “National Workshop with State Commissions for Protection of Child Rights” organised by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai was also present.

Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel said that children are the future of the nation. Husband and wife have an important responsibility in their overall development. The behaviour and language of family members have a profound effect on the soft psyche of children. Innocent children are most affected by parental discord and separation. He said that it is necessary to have a healthy and pleasant family environment for a strong nation. The Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi is an opportunity to acquaint the youth with the pride of Indian culture. We shall have to make efforts from now for what our country will be like when 100 years of independence will be completed. Efforts should also be made to acquaint the younger generation with the struggle and sacrifice made by our ancestors for freedom.

Union Minister of State Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai said that the Constitution has given equal rights to all, including children, without any discrimination. Along with this, special provisions have also been made for the holistic development of women and children. Effective efforts are being made by the government in this direction through the commission. Workshops on child rights are being organised in different parts of the country. He said that he is a heart specialist physician by profession. He has come for the first time to Madhya Pradesh, the heartland of the country. The intimacy of the people of the state has impressed him a lot.

In his welcome address, Chairman of the Commission, Shri Priyank Kanungo said that a workshop has been organized for healthy brainstorming on the topic of child rights and protection. About one and half lakh children who have lost their parents or one of them during the Covid outbreak are being brought up in a family environment under the protection of the Commission. To protect children from drugs, the commission has taken the initiative to get CCTV cameras installed at medical stores. Arrangements have been made for street children as per “Standard Operating Procedure to Point Zero”.

The vote of thanks was given by the Member Secretary of the commission, Smt. Rupali BanerjeeSingh. Officials of the children’s commission from 27 states were present in the workshop.

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